Avoid Driving in Flooded Roads- FRSC warns Motorists


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Enugu Command, has cautioned motorists against driving in flooded plains, roads and areas in order to avoid being tripped.

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The Sector Commander of FRSC in Enugu State, Mr Ogbonnaya Kalu, gave this warning while speaking with the News Agency of (NAN) on Thursday in Enugu.

Kalu spoke on the background of the precautions to be taken by motorists as some roads or are now overflooded in the country.

He advised motorists to avoid taking routes they are not familiar with in flooded communities.

“If you notice that there is a gradual flooding coming, even in a road you know well, please drive fast to high-land or hilly area of the road.

“But if it is your first time to ply the road and it is already flooded, it is better and advisable to reverse and discontinue the journey.

“Alternatively, you can park the vehicle in a safe place and wait until the rain stops and the flood subsides for you to continue your journey.

“It is unwise to drive oneself and other vehicle occupants into flooded area and get tripped as well as put their lives in danger,’’ he said.

He said the state command was always ready to help out and victims could seek the assistance of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and similar organisations  for a holistic rescue.

Kalu noted that the warning became necessary so that motorists could play their part and people would not get into danger due to avoidable incidents.

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